Breedlove Discovery S Concertina CE Acoustic Guitar - Edgeburst - Red Cedar / African Mahogany
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WHERE THE GUITAR MEETS THE FOREST
Sometimes undersung in the guitar world, western red cedar has a glowing warmth that responds quickly to fingerstyle play while offering a rosy definition to relaxed strumming. It finds a perfect duet partner in the clarity and cutting power of African mahogany. In a short-scale 12-fret parlor-like Concertina format, red cedar, simply put, is a folkie’s dream. Boasting a beguiling gloss Edgeburst finish, this solid top soft cutaway Breedlove Discovery S Concertina features sustainable earth-conscious, sonically superior EcoTonewood technology. Comfortable and easy to play, with a slim, fast neck and beginner-friendly narrow nut width, the guitar comes equipped with Fishman Presys I electronics, with built-in tuner. Discover the Breedlove ECO Collection—where the guitar meets the forest.
Sustainable & Clear Cut Free
Made from sustainably-sourced exotic and native tonewoods. No clear-cut trees are used in these instruments. Breedlove uses salvaged and individually harvested timber and has deep relationships with responsible suppliers around the globe. As we move towards sustainability across all lines, owner Tom Bedell has visited 15 countries to discover exactly where the wood comes from, how it is selected and harvested, and how this affects the wildlife, the community, the forest and the planet.
Mahogany Back & Sides
Long treasured by cabinetmakers and shipwrights for its simple, straight-grained beauty, strength and workability, mahogany—used in tops, backs, sides and necks—is also one of the true classic tonewoods, famous for its clear, strong fundamental; even string-to-string balance; and warm midrange emphasis. Mahogany pairs well with spruce tops as well as with itself in single species guitars—and both combinations define much of American roots music.
Red Cedar Top
Softer than spruce, with a warmer cast to its look and its tone, western red cedar has less headroom for a heavy attack, but comes alive—with sweet harmonics and a wide tonal palette—for a lighter touch. Related to mahogany, it shares a focused sound, much loved by fingerstylists.
Concertina Body Shape
Breedlove’s small body guitar, delivering a surprisingly clear, crisp, loud sound. It’s 12-frets to the body design make it a joy to play. Extensive Sound Optimization™ engineering has resulted in a body shape that has a bigger sound and is more comfortable to play than a traditional parlor.
Breedlove guitars feature a slimmer neck profile, which enables comfortable play, even with smaller hands. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neck finish also contributes to ideal playability. The labor-intensive finish process includes precise finish coat applications, fine sanding, and hand buffing and rubbing.
Breedlove Pinless Bridge
Breedlove’s pinless Delta bridge is a distinctive element, alright, with a sleek, modern contour that adds an extra bit of unexpected beauty to every instrument, from Discovery to Legacy. But it also adds welcome functionality while anchoring great sound. Beginners love the fact that string changes are much easier without having to wrestle a traditional pin bridge. Pros love it for the same reason! No more looking for lost pins during a fast backstage string swap. And its low profile makes for perfect right hand damping.
Ecotonewood Back & Sides
With EcoTonewood, Breedlove makes laminate technology sustainable, introducing a resonant core tonewood layer of clear-cut free, individually harvested African mahogany in place of the typical tone-robbing softwoods used in standard acoustic guitar manufacture. Coupled with Breedlove’s deep research into revolutionary body shapes; building to target tonewood weight adds to the optimized, natural sound of each guitar in the ECO Collection. And, Breedlove creates these better sounding laminate guitars while being kind to the earth while maintaining an accessible, entry-level price-point.
Top: Western Red cedar/Thuja plicata/United States
Back and Sides: African Mahogany/ Khaya anthotheca/ Republic of Congo
Neck: African Mahogany/ Khaya anthotheca/ Republic of Congo
Fretboard: Ovangkol/ Guibourtia ehie/ Republic of Congo
Bridge: Ovangkol/ Guibourtia ehie/ Republic of Congo
Headstock overlay: Ovangkol/ Guibourtia ehie/ Republic of Congo
Body Binding: Black / plastic
Fretboard Inlay: Plastic
Nut / Saddle: PPS/ plastic
Body Type: Concertina
Layered Back & Sides: African Mahogany
Headstock shape: Wave
Scale Length: 24.75”
# Frets: 18
Nut Width: 1.69"
Lower Bout Width: 14.75"
Waist Width: 8.64"
Upper Bout Width: 10.828"
Body Length: 19.08"
Body Depth at neck: 3.11”
Body Depth at tailblock: 3.85"
Sound Hole Diameter: 3.877"
Tuners: Chrome Closed Gear
Electronics: Fishman Presys I
String Gauge: D'Addario XT PB Light